Count on excellent food at Borago

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 01:43 PM.

Pasta dishes are appropriate portions for a meal. But we opted to share a dish as a prelude to the main course.

Pasta options can be simple plates of linguine with tomato sauce, or angel hair with red chilies and garlic. Or choose richer linguine with chicken, pancetta, fresh corn and Parmesan cream sauce.

Main course dishes feature seafood, beef, veal, pork and chicken. But one of the best is a beautifully conceived vegetable dish.

Lasagna has strips of roasted eggplant stand in for the pasta. In between the layers is a filling of squash and mushrooms. The dish is brought together with creamy tomato sauce and lots of cheese.

Also outstanding is the creamy seafood fricasse with shrimp, scallops and lump crab served over polenta. Or go for a simple, but flavorful beef filet topped with Boursin and served with risotto.

For dessert, I can’t resist the warm fruit-filled crostada (with a scoop of ice cream, of course). Also at the top of the list is the chocolate creme brûlée. The hard caramel top gives way to rich deep chocolate.

Borago has a nice selection of wines by the glass, including sparkling wine, reds, whites and a rose. There is also a full bar, and an interesting menu of specialty drinks and martinis.

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